Y-90: The Complete Course

Y-90: The Complete Course
Jan. 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, California

  • Two premier learning opportunities combined — This is the only educational opportunity dedicated to Authorized User and Advanced practice of Y-90 treatment of hepatic malignancies.
  • The most comprehensive and challenging radioembolization learning experience available to interventional radiologists and trainees.
  • View the preliminary program and brochure.

Online Registration

Registration Now Open.

Y-90: The Complete Course—Need to Know

  • Not yet an Authorized User? This is an ideal opportunity to fulfill some of the requirements to qualify to apply for Authorized User (AU) status to ensure you are providing your patients the very best in oncologic and clinical care.
  • Already an experienced Authorized User? The Advanced portion of the course (available as a stand-alone opportunity) will help you strengthen and grow your practice.
  • Hone radioembolization techniques, learn about current algorithms and outcomes and benefit from a summary of the latest in Y-90 literature.
  • If you are considering a focus in IO (one of the fastest-growing area in interventional radiology), Y-90: The Complete Course will provide practical insights and essentials to get you started.
  • For information contact Jennifer Rowley, (703) 460-5595.

Program Coordinators

Matthew S. Johnson, M.D., FSIR
Indiana University School of Medicine
Carmel, Ind.

Robert J. Lewandowski, M.D., FSIR
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Daniel Sze, M.D., PhD, FSIR
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, Calif.

Course Description

This three-day course, designed with lectures, panel discussions, case scenarios and hands-on workshops, will offer the most in-depth, comprehensive and challenging curriculum available for clinical teams interested in initiating, developing, or strengthening their practice in this exciting aspect of interventional oncology. Pre-course web lectures and the one-day Authorized User (AU) part of this course incorporate the requisite training and testing for official SIR validation of the IR attendee as qualified to apply for AU status for intra-arterial Y-90 in the treatment of hepatic malignancies. The following two-day Advanced Y-90 portion of the course is open to both the AU participants and also more experienced users as a standalone course that will present more complex topics, including challenging anatomy, therapy for specific primary and secondary hepatic malignancies—including radioembolization in combination with other therapies, retreatment, post-procedural care and follow up and management of complications.

Target Audience

Y-90: The Complete Course will provide focused educational opportunities for interventional radiologists and trainees interested in initiating, developing, or strengthening their practice in using intra-arterial Y-90 in the treatment of hepatic malignancies.

Educational Objectives

AU Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of the AU portion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast current device platforms
  • Explore trends in patient selection and outcome prediction and discuss the relative importance of patient age, performance status, degree of cirrhosis, and cancer stage
  • Review information on the treatment algorithm, the rationale for the two-stage approach, device delivery strategies and microcatheters, coiling and embolization techniques and describe issues in post-procedural care and follow-up
  • Describe best practice in Y-90 radiation safety and dose management
  • Describe advanced radiation physics and various methods of calculation of dosimetry and how they vary between available platforms
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of Y-90 administration procedure, including familiarity with both available administration systems
  • Describe responsibilities and significance of AU status in the comprehensive management of radioembolization and identify the importance of a robust radiation safety program
  • Identify state and institutional requirements for becoming an AU and demonstrate comprehension of the elements and significance of a robust radiation safety program as it relates to intra-arterial Y-90 therapy
  • Discuss appropriate follow-up and patient prognosis after radioembolization

Advanced Y-90 Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of the advanced portion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the current algorithms and outcomes for treatment of primary and secondary hepatic malignancies inclusive of surgical, medical and transarterial therapies and explore the ideal sequencing of radioembolization in those algorithms
  • Demonstrate hands-on advanced microcatheterization and embolization skills pertinent device delivery
  • Describe advanced radioembolization techniques
  • Identify therapies used in combination with radioembolization for hepatic malignancy
  • Explain advanced dosimetry and treatment concepts
  • Summarize a state-of-the-art literature review of Y-90 radioembolization

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, Calif. 94111

For hotel reservations, please call (888) 421-1442 and reference the SIR Y90 Course. The room rate is $275 single/double per night. The hotel reservation deadline is Dec. 12, 2014.

Sightseeing in the San Francisco Area

If you are arriving in the San Francisco area early, why not plan to take a San Francisco Whale Tour? This six hour offshore adventure to the Farallon Island starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11. Along the way you will not just have the chance to encounter whales, but you may even see dolphins, sea birds and sharks! Every trip is a unique experience. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

Although this social event that is not planned or organized by SIR, the Y-90 Program Committee hopes you take advantage of this opportunity to see colleagues and the natural beauty of San Francisco. If you have any questions about this event, please contact San Francisco Whale tours at the link provided above.

SIR Policies

SIR Participation Policy

Society of Interventional Radiology staff, members, nonmembers and event participants must be treated with respect in all interactions (including but not limited to in-person, telephone or via written communications). All agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for health care professionals. Staff offices and the press room at meeting sites are reserved for official business only; food and beverage service in these areas are reserved for staff and volunteer members. If a staff member believes that these rules have been violated or acceptable social decorum has otherwise been breached, the staff member shall contact one of the designated individuals in the volunteer leadership to help with the situation. If the member in question believes that he/she has been wrongly accused of inappropriate behavior, he/she shall also contact the designated physician leadership to help with the situation.

SIR Photo Disclaimer

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Society of Interventional Radiology's meetings and other activities constitute an agreement by the registrant/attendee to SIR's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio tapes ("images/recordings") of such events and activities. Registrant/attendee acknowledges and agrees that SIR's use or distribution of such images/recordings may be worldwide and in any medium; that SIR may identify registrants or attendees in such images or recordings; and that registrants/attendees have no right to any compensation for such uses.